Carcinogenic aromatic amines in dyed textiles

Date published: 
1 Aug 2015

A report on a survey of the presence of aromatic amines in textiles that are in direct and prolonged contact with the skin or the mouth. The survey is a follow-up to a similar larger survey conducted in 2013.

Certain azo dyes used to dye textiles can reduce to carcinogenic aromatic amines, including benzidine.